In Ecuador, 15% of women of childbearing age have anemia

According to the Health and Nutrition Survey of Ecuador (ENSANUT), 15% of women of reproductive age have anemia. Anemia, according to nutritionist Dayana Elizalde, is alarming, because if these women get pregnant, the fetus will suffer the consequences. “If they are in pregnant and have not had a good diet before and during that period, they condition the health of their child,” says Elizalde. The specialist points out that both malnutrition and obesity can cause anemia. In Ecuador 1 in 4 children has malnutrition and 3 in 10, obesity. Endocrinologist Miriam Estrella explains that Ecuadorians have a high consumption of…

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